Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John M. Cress[1, 2]

Male 1854 - 1927  (73 years)


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  • Name John M. Cress 
    Born 18 Apr 1854  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cooper 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cooper 
    Occupation 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Religion 1911  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1921  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Laborer, Farm 
    Religion 1921  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Luthern 
    Eby ID Number 00027-2030 
    Died 20 Dec 1927  [12
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I16772  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Ephraim Cress,   b. 9 Jun 1806, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1874, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Susan McMahon,   b. 2 Oct 1812, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1869  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F4415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Schaefer,   b. 17 Sep 1855, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1926, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1879  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Alvin Cress,   b. 9 Apr 1882, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Edward Cress,   b. 19 Dec 1883, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1891, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     3. Olivia Cress,   b. 11 Oct 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Apr 1854 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1879 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Farm - 1921 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Luthern - 1921 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Cress, "the youngest in the family of Ephraim Cress, is married to Elizabeth Schaeffer. They reside in St. Jacobs, Ontario, where he is engaged in dealing in all kinds of fresh and salt meats. His family consists of three children".


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 471.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Jun 1891.
      June 14, 1891 Edward Cress, son of John Cress, died in St. Jacobs at age of 7 years, 5 months & 26 days.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 10743-79.
      (Waterloo Co..), John CRESS, 25, cooper, St. Jacobs, of St. Jacobs, s/o Ephraim & Susannah CRESS, married Elizabeth SCHAEFER, 23, St. Jacobs, of St. Jacobs, d/o Adam B. & Magdalena SCHAEFER, witn: Peter & Sophia MILLER, Woolwich, on 28 January 1879, at St. Jacobs

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-3 Page 13.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Cress Born: St Jacobs Age: 25 Father: Ephraim Cress Mother: Susannah Born: abt 1854 Spouse: Elizabeth Schaefer Age: 23 born: St Jacobs Father: Adam B Schaefer Mother: Magdalena married 28 Jan 1879 married: Waterloo

    6. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 46.

    7. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 16 Page 17.

    8. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 23.

    9. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 3 Page 25.

    10. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 8 Page 83.

    11. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Woolwich Twp. 1921 Sub Dist. 14 Page 16.

    12. [S448] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran St. Jacobs CC#4590 Internet Link.
      East: John W. Cress/ died Dec. 20, 1927/ aged 74 yrs. 8 Mo. 2D./ Elizabeth Schaefer his wife died Apr. 22, 1926/ aged 70 yrs. 7 m. 5 d.at rest/ Cress
      West: Edward Cress/ died June 14, 1891/ aged 7 yrs. 5 mo. 27 d.